Hi. if you've found this site, you're looking at the origins of what eventually became Shhhh! Digital Media (https://www.shhhhdigital.ca).
I originally started this site in mid 2012, using it as a place to post my creative fiction and my thoughts and opinions with regard to the state of things.
I'm Brian Joseph Johns and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in Regent Park in 200 Sherbourne Street in Apt 701 and have for about nine and a half years as of this writing.
I originally published A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon (two of my flagship novels) in mid 2012 on this site, around the same time I originally published the website itself. I also published the still work in progress Stories From The End, which details the adventures of a crafty electrical engineer and her peers from work as the society around them collapses. All of these books remained in their first draft format, online and for free if you took the time to read them.
In 2014, looking to expand the focus of my site I created two separate sites to house A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon each. Around the same time, I also created Shhhh! Digital Media. I initially started out by publishing software there. My first offering was a somewhat dated password manager that offered many features including hotkeys and limited automation and ran strictly on Windows.
As the popularity of A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon grew, I became overwhelmed by the amount of work I was putting into each of them, their being on separate sites. So I merged them with Shhhh! Digital Media in 2015, and started writing new material for both in the form of their sequels.
They grew more and more in popularity and as they did, I also became more and more victimized by an abusive stalking cult, by which I am still bullied until this day. At that time, the combination of work I was putting into the stories along with the demand and the efforts of this abusive stalking cult, I closed and deleted Poetry, Fiction, Software, Music, Graphics, Ideas. Until this day, I can't reopen the site under that name and url on Google's Blogger service so the original site and its url are dead.
I did however save several backup copies of the site before I deleted it, and low and behold, that's what you're reading right this very second.
Ironically, in my community there are a large group of people who conduct illegal surveillance of computers and from what I've observed, they use this surveillance to steal the creative efforts of people like myself and seem to be protected by organized crime, all truth be told.
So for a while in this community, I had a group of people conducting illegal surveillance on my computer, and using that surveillance to steal my work and give it to the credit of a fourteen year old girl (whom I do not know), that has nothing to do with this site or me at all.
Apparently, they were stealing my work and creative efforts here and giving them to this girl's credit which she'd turn in as her own homework, from what I was able to gather about the situation. Apparently a lot of hackers were also involved in this scam as well. As a result, many people were led to believe that I stole the content from her, rather than the truth that her friends and this stalking cult stole the content from me. In her defense, she likely had nothing to do with this effort at all, but rather a group of people doing it on her behalf.
That situation, stalking and harassment and other pressures led me to close the website and instead focus on Shhhh! Digital Media, though I suspect that the people doing this had the ulterior motive of forcing me to close the site so there'd be no audit trail as to the origins of my books, because there's evidence that this same cult are attempting to steal those as well. Even until this day (July 22, 2021).
Evidence also suggests that there are a number of insiders for this stalking group operating from within large companies and that they share private information about my account with the stalkers locally. This is likely an activity about which the Management of such companies are unaware, or from which they're distancing themselves and this is likely the case with many other people besides myself. I'm not involved in any criminal activity online or off, and certainly not a sexual predator or any other risk for other online denizens, young and old. This activity is just something of organized malice somewhat similar to flash mobs, albeit far more organized and persistent.
I think cloud and data companies are great, and I certainly have loved using their products over the years, but they seriously need to do an internal security audit as I believe this activity is going damage their current market standing over the long haul. This is also likely the case with many other large companies where ideology breeds loyalty stronger than company policy or human rights and responsibility.
Hypothetically speaking, if I go online and buy my girlfriend a nighty with pink flowers, I certainly don't want that information finding its way from a data center into the hands of my neighbours and being used as part of a harassment campaign against her, where mobs of people torment her about pink flowers, in an attempt to gas light her. There's no wrong doing on her part or mine, so this isn't about social justice, unless there are social interest groups that oppose nighties with pink flowers of which I'm unaware.
The example above is not something that actually happened, its just an example, very similar to what happened to someone I know. And no, spousal promiscuity was not involved in that situation. This isn't about Ashley Madison. This is about the private data of honest citizens being used to tweak them or to wield power over them. I suspect that such groups operate on multiple levels. Internet service company infiltration and local surveillance, and seeing as law enforcement doesn't use surveillance to steal prospective creative work for their daughter's homework projects or to secure their education, I'd be more willing to bet that organized crime is involved.
If on the other hand, the nighty was purchased by a 53 year old male (my age) for a 14 year old girl, then obviously there's going to be some flags in that situation legally and morally and one would hope that such a situation would find that person confronted by legal authorities in protection of that girl's innocence. That's certainly not the case here as I have no involvement with anyone of that age and most of my written content is marked as being targeted at a mature audience. Though I've dated younger women, I most often find myself involved with older women.
If you have a friend of a friend of a friend who works in a large data centric company, that has administrative access to customer data, there needs to be safety measures that prevent that person from sharing specific account information with their friends or members of their ideology that can be used to torment people into jumping ship and going with another web, data center and cloud service company or even used as part of an aggressive religious conversion campaign. A modern inquisition if you will.
It's almost as if Grier Torman's gang from my book The Butterfly Dragon I: Heroes Of Our Own, was operating on a large enough scale attempting to devalue the stock of large internet related companies in order to buy out a large portions of stock at great prices before alleviating the social pressure that killed their stock value and elevating its price again. Perhaps life imitates art more so than art imitates life.
Paranoia? No. Not really. Something about which we should be concerned though.
So, this is what's left of my Poetry And Fiction site. Its a bit rough around the edges and there are missing images from the original site, but its mostly intact. Please enjoy.